- CANDY was nominated in 2014 for a Ghoema Award in the category “Newcomer Of The Year”
- Her debute album “Niks kan my keer nie” was released nationally in 2014 through Musica and other good music stores.
- Candy is currently recording her next album which should be released by end July 2016.
- Her single “Hoekom Kyk Jy So Vir My” charted and reached No2 on Jacaranda FM’s Afrikaanse Top 20 on the 3rd January 2016, and charted on many other radio stations.
- Her single “With You” (written by Daniel Baron) was Jacaranda’s “Kia Hot Hit Of The Week” and charted and received high rotation on national and regional radio stations, and is still play listed as we speak. It was also placed on the following compilation CD: Sag en Sielvol.
- Her duet with Willem Botha “Dit Wat Ons Harte Deel” also received high rotation on national and regional radios stations, and charted on numerous radio stations. It was also placed on the following compilation CDs: Aardklop and Dis Liefde 2.
- Her 1st single “Stywer Vas” charted and reached No1 status on various radio stations, and was placed on the compilation CD “30 Goue Sokkie-treffers” Vol. 14” and the music video was placed on the DVD “30 Goue Sokkie-treffers Vol. 9”.
- Her single “Sonder Jou” also charted and made no:1 on various radio stations, as well as her single “Praat Jou Hart Nog Heeltyd Met My.”
- Her music videos are currently playing on Kyknet, Kyknet Musiek, SABC2, ASTV, JAM, and the popular TV program Jukebox.
- Her first ever music video “Stywer Vas” received 36 000 views in 3 months and is standing over 108 000 views on Youtube.
- Her second music video “Maak My Hart Vry” has over 125 000 views on YouTube.
- Her music video “Flirtatious” is standing over 85 000 views on Youtube.
- Her music video “Dit Wat Ons Harte Deel” (duet with Willem Botha) has more than 134 000 Youtube views.
- Her music video “With You” has over 48 000 views on Youtube.
- Her music video “Sonder Jou” has over 123 000 views on Youtube.
- Her music video “Praat Jou Hart Nog Heeltyd Met My” has over 55 000 views on Youtube.
- Her newest inspirational Afrikaans music video “Niks Kan My Keer Nie” is standing over 69 00 views on Youtube and has over 700 likes.
- Candy has had the following TV interviews: Jukebox (KykNet), Sunrise (ETV), SABC Morning Live, Jacaranda’s “Lekker Celeb” program on Kyknet, Jam, Kwaai Musiek, Hectic 99 and Espresso SABC3 on the 18th November 2015. She also did another acoustic performance on Jam on 7th February 2016. She will also be cooking and interviewed on Gau TV Channel 265, on the program called My Leefstyl on the 10th March 2016.
- She performs at all the huge festivals such as KKNK, Innibos, Aardklop etc. and has done opening and closing shows for artists such as Robbie Wessels, Nicholis Louw, Zak van Niekerk, Bongani, Ray Dylan, Bobby van Jaarsveld, The Campbells, Dozi and DJ Ossewa .
- She also performs at all other different types of venues, including Corporate functions and Casinos.
- At the age of 12 Candy was crowned “Junior World Champion” in the category “Rock” at the World Championships of Performing Arts.
- She has performed in 3 musicals.
- She is a registered songwriter and plays guitar & keyboards.
- She is a Latin American, Ballroom & Hip-Hop Dancer, and may be booked as a Solo or “With Dancers Act”, whereby she choreographs and physically dances with her dancers whilst performing.
- She is an Ambassador for the Reach For A Dream Foundation and does a lot of charity work for all different institutions and causes.
- Candy has an amazing “gooseflesh”, powerful voice with a huge range, and an awesome stage personality. She knows how to draw, interact and keep her audience on their feet.
For more info visit her website www.candybenson.co.za or her Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/Candy-Benson-176007825798279 for performance photos, photos with fans etc.